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Today's News

  • District judge faces challenge for seat

    On Nov. 2, justice will be in the hands of voters.

    Connie Sullivan Phillips is the sitting second division district judge in the 11th Judicial District, but she is facing a challenge this year from Jeff Eastham, an attorney from Green County. The 11th Judicial District includes Green, Marion, Taylor and Washington counties.

  • Out of the 'Woods'

    Chris Prater of Prestonburg spent his Saturday visiting with actors and actresses, including scream queen Tiffany Shepis, artists and filmmakers. He did this as one of the visitors who attended Dark Woods Con 1.5, a horror convention held at Centre Square over the weekend.

    "It's been a really good day," he said, later adding, "Anything dealing with horror and sci-fi, I'd always be willing to participate and support."

  • Lebanon doctor named U of L's 2010 alumnus of the year

    Lebanon physician Dr. Salem George has been named the 2010 Alumnus of the Year by the University of Louisville.   He will be recognized Oct. 7 during a dinner at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville.   George completed his bachelor's degree at U of L in 1955. He went on to graduate from U of L's medical school in 1959. For more than 50 years, he has worked as a physician in Marion County and served on several civic and professional boards. He is currently the vice chairman of U of L's Board of Trustees. 

  • Still fit to print

    Editor’s note: This week is National Newspaper Week. Since the 1940s, the Newspaper Association Managers group has sponsored National Newspaper Week. It’s a week-long celebration and recognition of the important role of newspapers in their communities. The theme is “Newspapers - the print and online connector for today’s communities.”

  • Roby Dome to get new score board

    When the old scoreboard went away in the Roby Dome, fans wondered where it went.

    The hanging gem was something that made the gymnasium stand out from other high school gyms.

    Fans that still pine for the hanging scoreboard are in luck, as a new one is on its way.

  • Heavy hearts hold your heads high

    Many people within the Marion County Public School system have had heavy hearts lately. It's been a tough school year so far. In August, Lebanon Elementary lost one of its beloved teachers, Betty Jo Higdon, after a long battle with cancer.

  • Brown qualifies for state

    Though the Lady Knights missed qualifying for state as a team, junior Amy Brown continued her best season yet by earning an individual berth to the state tournament.

    Brown finished with a 90 Monday of last week at Elizabethtown Country Club to claim the fourth and final qualifying spot for state from the region.

    Senior Hayley Abell finished with a 93, finishing fifth for an individual berth. The top four individuals are allowed to move on to state.

  • Lady Knights tie Pulaski

    The Marion County High School girls' soccer team showed signs of making a post season run by tying 15th Region powerhouse Pulaski County on Saturday in Somerset.

    "They've had a pretty strong season and it was their senior night," Head Coach Hart Hagan said. "They have the second or third best record in their region. Everything was kind of lining up to be a long night. We played a full 80 minutes and got a goal on the board first."

  • Looking for the 'It' factor

    When my brother, my sister and I were younger, we were told to read for at least one hour a day during the summer. While my mother was at work, somehow I was sure that she would know if I hadn't done my daily reading. Since I knew I was supposed to be reading anyway, I looked for things that would hold my attention.  But I also wanted a challenge.  The copy of "It" that I found in a local bookstore was more than 1,000 pages. When I picked it up, I thought it would fit the bill, and "It" certainly did.

  • Barktoberfest is Saturday

    Barktoberfest returns to Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon Saturday, Oct. 9.

    Registration begins at noon, and the contests will be held between 1 and 4 p.m. that day.

    The contests in this year's Barktoberfest include best costume, smallest dog, largest dog, talent, best tail wag, owner-dog look-alike contest and an agility course. Registration is $5 per dog, and all proceeds go to benefit the Marion County Animal Shelter.

    All dogs 4 months or older must have a current rabies tag attached to their collars.